Agrobacterium: From Biology to Biotechnology

Editors: Tzfira, Tzvi, Citovsky, Vitaly (Eds.)

  • The only complete overview of all aspects of agrobacterium in the plant sciences
  • Deals with various aspects of the biology of the diseases caused by agrobacterium
  • Covers the basics of the bacteria itself, the mapping of its genome, through to its use in plant transformation and biotechnology
  • Delves into the questions of ethics and law in the biotechnological applications of Agrobacterium
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Agrobacterium is the only cellular organism on Earth that is naturally capable of transferring genetic material between the kingdoms of life, from prokaryotes to eukaryotes. Studies have uncovered a wealth of information on the process of Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation and on the bacterial and host cell factors involved in the infection. Agrobacterium has been shown to genetically transform, under laboratory conditions a large number of plant species and numerous non-plant organisms, indicating the truly basic nature of the transformation process. It is therefore not surprising that Agrobacterium and the genetic transformation itself have also become the focus of numerous ethical and legal debates.

‘Agrobacterium’ is a comprehensive book on Agrobacterium research, including its history, application, basic biology discoveries, and effects on human society. Although the book largely focuses on providing a detailed review of virtually all molecular events of the genetic transformation process, it also provides coverage of ethical and legal issues relevant to the use of Agrobacterium as a "genetic transformation machine". The result is an all-inclusive text which readers—including scientists and students involved in plant genetic engineering—will find useful as a reference source for all major aspects of the Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation of plant and non-plant organisms.

About the Editors:

Dr. Tzvi Tzfira is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Vitaly Citovsky is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Stony Brook University.

About the authors

Dr. Tzvi Tzfira is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Vitaly Citovsky is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Stony Brook University.

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From the reviews:

"A compilation of many aspects of Agrobacterium research, with each chapter authored by experts in the field. Though the book is heavily oriented toward the genetic/molecular basis of the gene transfer process, it includes the history of Agrobacterium research, nomenclature, and basic biology of the bacterial/plant interaction. The final chapters review bioethics and legal aspects of Agrobacterium-mediated gene transfer. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students and researchers/faculty." (L. M. Baird, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (11), August, 2008)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Agrobacterium: A disease-causing bacterium

    Léon Otten, Thomas Burr, Ernö Szegedi

    Pages 1-46

  • A Brief History of Research on Agrobacterium Tumefaciens: 1900–1980s

    Andrew N. Binns

    Pages 47-72

  • Agrobacterium and Plant Biotechnology

    Lois M. Banta, Maywa Montenegro

    Pages 73-147

  • Agrobacterium—Taxonomy of Plant-Pathogenic Rhizobium Species

    John M. Young

    Pages 183-220

  • The Initial Steps in Agrobacterium Tumefaciens Pathogenesis: Chemical Biology of Host Recognition

    Yi-Han Lin, Andrew N. Binns, David G. Lynn

    Pages 221-241

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agrobacterium: From Biology to Biotechnology
Editors
  • Tzvi Tzfira
  • Vitaly Citovsky
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-72290-0
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-72290-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-72289-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2473-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 750
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